The Amazing Energy and Mental Benefits from Yerba Mate

One of the things that people love most about Yerba Boost are the benefits it brings for energy and mental focus from the Yerba Mate. This is largely delivered through the caffeine content in the Yerba Mate. However what sets Yerba Mate apart are the two extra compounds in Yerba Mate, theobromine and theophylline. This combination of caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline lead to a smooth and controlled energy release paired with an excellent mental boost.

Let's start with the caffeine.


Caffeine is one of the most used psychoactive substances in the world. Which is easy to believe in our world of hustle and activity. People want a way to stay energized.

This is most commonly achieved through coffee. Believe it or not, we also love coffee here at Yerba Boost. Coffee's rich and robust taste makes it a very enjoyable drink. But we are also proponents for optimizing our energy. We use Yerba Boost for the times when we need optimal energy that doesn't lead to the coffee crash.

The typical cup of Yerba Mate has anywhere from 60-85mg of caffeine while a cup of coffee ranges from 100-200mg of caffeine.

The reduction in caffeine is one of the reason there isn't the dreaded caffeine crash after you drink Yerba Mate. But how does Yerba Mate achieve a similar energy level as coffee with the reduced caffeine content?

Through the two extra compounds, theobromine, and theophylline.


Theobromine is the main alkaloid found in cocoa (chocolate) and other foods including the tea plant and the kola nut. There is approximately 60mg of theobromine in 1 ounce of milk chocolate. The same amount of dark chocolate contains ~200mg of theobromine.

While theobromine has numerous health benefits (in controlled amounts), it has has a similar affect but to a lesser extent as coffee on the nervous system. It increases wakefulness, motivation, and alertness. Studies also show that it improves cognitive performance and helps improve working memory.

At this point, we have the pairing of caffeine and theobromine, we just need the final piece of the Yerba Mate energy "puzzle", theophylline.


Theophylline is a member of the xanthine family so it bears similar pharmacological similarity to theobromine and caffeine.

It is found naturally in tea and cocoa and of course, Yerba Mate.

Theophylline has amazing benefits for your lungs and your heart. It relaxes the smooth muscles in the airway which improves your ability to breath.


There you have it. When you pair the energizing effects of caffeine and theobromine with the energizing yet relaxing effect of theophylline, you have a recipe for smooth, controlled energy from the Yerba Mate. Which is obviously the key component of Yerba Boost.